Bouchard '58 Honored by CASE for VolunteershipRensselaer Trustee Dick Bouchard '58 received the 1999 Robert L. Payton Award for Volunteer Service from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II on Feb. 1. This award, the highest of all volunteer awards, recognizes a volunteer who best demonstrates the philanthropic tradition and spirit of volunteerism in higher education.
"He leads by example, not only in his giving but also in his tireless efforts to advance Rensselaer, volunteerism, and higher education,'' said Robbee Kosak, vice president for institute advancement, in nominating Bouchard.
Bouchard has been a member of the Rensselaer Board of Trustees since 1994, founder and first chair of Rensselaer's School of Engineering Advisory Board since 1995, and a dedicated Rensselaer Annual Fund, leadership gift, and alumni association volunteer. He is a member of the Livingston W. Houston Society of Patroons.
"Perhaps most importantly, Dick is deeply committed to Rensselaer's students,'' Kosak said. "Through his philanthropic support of our Patroon Scholars Program, Dick became a mentor, role model, and friend to four students during their entire Rensselaer education. He provided advice, career connections, and guidance for which they will always be grateful."
CASE is an international association that offers training and resources for education advancement professionals. The award was presented at the CASE District II Conference in Hershey, Pa.
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